Search for missing person in Victorian Alps

Call-out8:00pm Fri 1 Nov.  BSAR called out for search for missing person Victorian Alps.  10 members attended.

9:00am Sat 2 Nov. Four BSAR teams were sent on search tasks in the Howqua, Howitt, Stirling areas camping out overnight.

9:00am Sun 3 Nov.  5 BSAR members joined the search.  14 members were in the field.

9:00am Mon 4 Nov.  9 BSAR members were in the field, 3 groups on 3 day search tasks camping out for 2 nights

4:30pm Tue 5/11.  10 BSAR members were in the field. One team was transported by the Police Airwing helicopter back to search base at Merrijig after completing a multi day search task in the Wonnangatta region.

6:00pm Wed 6/11. 4 BSAR members searched off track during the day then returned to Melbourne.

Wed 6/11. There will be 4 BSAR members continuing with search tasks on Wednesday

BSAR contributed a total of 46 searcher days.

If anyone has sighted Niels Becker please contact Mansfield Police (03) 5775 2555


Search for missing person close to Mount Buller

Thu 1 Aug 2019.  Twelve BSAR members joined the search for a missing person along the road up to Mount Buller.

Fri 2 Aug 2019. Searching continues.  Another call-out for BSAR was issued, departing early Saturday morning.

Sat 3 – Mon 5 Aug 2019.  Searching continued but the missing person was not located.  Remaining BSAR teams returned  on Monday afternoon.

The terrain being searched was  very difficult to traverse, with steep slopes and thick vegetation, including patches of blackberrries.

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Search for missing person near Dargo

Sat 20 Jul 2019.  Five BSAR members participated in a search for a missing person near Dargo.

Sun 21 Jul 2019.  Fifteen more BSAR members joined the search.

Mon 22 Jul 2019. Eight more BSAR members joined the search.

Tue 23 Jul 2019.  BSAR members returned after their search tasks were completed.  The missing person was not located.

Thu 35 Jul 2019.  BSAR teams returned to the search after a sighting of the missing person’s dog was reported. The missing person was found deceased.


Steep Snow and Ice alpine training 27-28 July 2019 at Mt Bogong

Training will include travelling in alpine environment on Mount Bogong, snow and ice safety, rescue techniques, using crampons and ice axes on steep terrain.

2018 BSAR Steep Snow and Ice Training at the Razorback

This training is for:

  • BSAR members keen to acquire steep snow and ice rating (alpine skills are required)
  • BSAR members with Steep Snow & Ice rating “T” (technical leader) or “C” (competent)

Transport and registration details will be advised via email. A detailed program will be provided to all registered participants.